Custom mobile application development demands flexibility. That's why we built Alpha Anywhere on an open, standards-based architecture.
Our goal in building Alpha Anywhere was to offer a robust and complete environment for rapidly building and deploying responsive HTML5 and wrapped HTML5 business apps for desktops and mobile devices.
We wanted to make sure that for the vast majority of custom mobile application development scenarios, all of the tools that a developer would need were built right into Alpha Anywhere.
A great example of the benefits of this approach can be found in the two videos below, which were recorded by Alpha Software Co-founder and President Selwyn Rabins. He recorded the videos in response to requests from customers who wanted to know; "Can we use Google Charts instead of the .NET charts that ship with Alpha Anywhere?"
The videos are shown below after examples of some of the Google Charts that can be built into Alpha Anywhere applications:
Using Google Charts as an Alternative to the Built-in Chart Controls in Alpha AnywhereAlpha Anywhere contains a powerful built-in chart control (based on the Microsoft .NET visualization library). This is a 'server-side' control (meaning that the chart is rendered on the server and then the resulting image is sent to the browser.
In this video we show how you can use the Google Chart API to add client-side charts to a UX component.
Of course, in a real custom mobile application development scenario, it is likely that you will want to query a SQL database to get the data to be plotted on the chart. In this video we show an example of how this can be done.